I had this opportunity to go to Aussie land in a few months that I turned down without too much thought. It wasn't because I couldn't afford it (although it is pricey), and it isn't because I don't have the vacation time. The one and only reason I am not going is because I hate to fly. The idea of spending more than 5 hours on a plane puts the fear of god into my soul.
Even now, when I fly, I have to take a tranq just to make it. Can you imagine me on a 24 hour plane ride?
So here in lies the problem. Now that I am reaching that age where I can actually re-visit the places I have traveled to already and enjoy new ones, I am afraid of getting there.
Something needs to change. I have to conquer this mental and physical roadblock to air travel or I will be spending the best years of my life homeward bound.